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My son attends a private Montessori school where the teacher seems to have undergone a drastic attitude shift (and not for the better) since last year. I have already paid for the year in advance which is non-refundable and when you try to talk to her about concerns with regards to my son and how he's coming home from school, she gets extremely defensive, rather hostile and deflects the matter as if she has nothing to do with it. ( ie. I don't think its appropriate she leave the children alone while she goes for a smoke - she doesn't think its any of my business) Do Montessori schools get inspected each year? If so, by who? What do yo recommend? Talking to her seems to only be escalating her behaviour.